Specsavers Welcomes Heavyweight Champ ahead of Stirling Highland Games

PROUD sponsor of the upcoming Stirling Highland Games, Specsavers invited a local heavyweight champion for a health check ahead of the event.

The local opticians, located on Murray Place, welcomed Stuart Anderson for an eye examination and OCT scan to help ensure he was in tip top condition ahead of the Highland Games which are taking place on Saturday 20 August.

Specsavers Stirling has sponsored the popular event since 2014 and this year is sponsoring both the Heavyweights and The Bruce Challenge, exclusive to the Stirling Highland Games.

Stuart visited the store to have an eye exam as well as the additional optical coherence tomography (OCT) scan which allows optometrists to view the eye in greater detail and can help detect sight-threatening eye conditions up to four years earlier.

Stuart, who has competed in Highland games for over 20 years, will be participating in Tossing the Caber, Putting the Shot and Throwing the Hammer at this year’s Stirling Highland Games.

Susanne Akil, store director of Specsavers Stirling says: ‘It was a delight to have Stuart in store and to play a part in his journey ahead of the competitive games.

‘We’ve sponsored the Stirling Highland Games for eight years now as it is a brilliant event which brings together people from all over to our wonderful city of Stirling. We’re delighted to report that Stuart’s eye exam went well, and no prescription was needed!

‘We wish him the best of luck for the games, we’ll be there cheering him on.’

Matt McGrandles, Stirling Highland Games President adds: ‘I can’t thank Susanne and Julie enough for the support they have shown the event and the belief about what benefits it brings to the Stirling area.

‘It is so encouraging, when I speak about the wider benefits and reach of the event, for Specsavers to understand the importance of the local support needed to keep the Stirling Highland Games event going.’

Following a virtual event in 2021, the Stirling Highland Games is making its comeback this year at the games field within Stirling Sports Village, not only with the much-loved traditional Highland games competitions and Highland dancing but a day full of activities perfect for all the family.